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  • Paleoindian Public Programs Planned

     January 15, 2020 – Avon, CT – The Avon Historical Society, in partnership with the Town of Avon and the Avon Free Public Library, is pleased to invite the public to attend the first public presentation of the recently uncovered Brian D. Jones Paleoindian Site on Saturday, February, 15, 2020 (Snow Date – Saturday February 29th) at 5:00 p.m. at the Avon Senior Center, located at 635 West Avon Road. All are invited to attend to learn more about this history-making archaeological site.

    Members of the team from Archaeological and Historical Services (AHS) of Storrs, CT, Senior Archaeologists David Leslie and Sarah Sportman, will present the site’s background and their team’s preliminary findings, along with an understanding of those findings within the broader context of the Paleoindian period. The presentation will feature visual aids including drone photographs of the site and photographs of the artifacts. No artifacts will be available for viewing at this time.

    Doors will open at 4:15 p.m. on February 15th and capacity seating will be available. For more information please contact Terri Wilson at president@avonhistoricalsociety.org or leave a message at (860) 678-7621.

    Read the full press release here

    Join us for a second program on Monday, March 16, 2020, at 6:30 pm, “Archaeological finds within the Farmington Valley. (Snow date for this program: Thursday, 3/19/20, 6:30 pm) This program will be held at the Avon Library, 281 Country Club Rd., Avon, Ct 06001.

    Ken Feder, Professor of Anthropology at Central Connecticut State University, and Founder and Director of Farmington River Valley Archaeology Project, will share stories of the ancient people of the Farmington Valley, as discovered through various archeological projects. Learn about the numerous digs that have been completed in the area; find out what a “chert” is, and hear tales of villages, hunting encampments, and quarries use by the River Valley’s first settlers. Free, no registration. Recommended for high school age and up.

    This is a companion program to the Paleo-Indian Site presentation that will be held at the Avon Senior Center on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

  • Learn something new in the new year!

    Beginning January 2020, Avon Library introduces two new online learning options: Hoonuit and Universal Class.

    Hoonuit offers on-the-spot training. With over 50,000 two-to-three-minute software and technology training videos on Microsoft, Adobe, Apple and Google products plus all kinds of other career and technical topics, Hoonuit helps you learn what you need to know when you need to know it. See the software products and other topics Hoonuit covers here.

    Universal Class has over 500 online, self-paced continuing education classes in subjects like business, computer training, crafts, health, nutrition, writing and more. Whether you are starting a business, just bought a new camera, or are studying for the US Citizenship test, Universal Class has a class for you. See the course list for Universal Class here.

    An Avon Library barcode is required to register for Hoonuit and Universal Class.  Find these, and all our other online learning resources, on the Learn Online page of our website. For help with these or any of our online resources, please email or call the Reference Desk at 860-673-9712 x203.

     

  • Sunday hours begin in December

    Sunday hours are back! The library will be open 1pm – 5pm on Sundays from December through April. Don’t miss our Sunday program lineup, including music concerts and more!

    Feb 02

    Sunday afternoon computer classes

    Sunday, February 2 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Feb 02

    Sundays at Three Music Series

    Sunday, February 2 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Feb 09

    An afternoon with author Alexander Tilney

    Sunday, February 9 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Feb 09

    Sunday afternoon computer classes

    Sunday, February 9 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Feb 16

    Sundays at Three Music Series

    Sunday, February 16 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Mar 01

    Sundays at Three Music Series

    Sunday, March 1 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Mar 15

    Sundays at Three Music Series

    Sunday, March 15 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Mar 22

    Presidents film series, Lincoln, #1 of 3

    Sunday, March 22 at 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    Mar 29

    Sundays at Three Music Series

    Sunday, March 29 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Apr 05

    Sundays at Three Music Series

    Sunday, April 5 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

  • Online SAT and ACT test prep with your library card!

    Designed to work seamlessly with students’ unique learning styles and busy schedules, Method Test Prep’s ACT and SAT prep programs help students raise their ACT scores an average of three points and their SAT scores an average of 150 points.  Diagnostic evaluations, lessons, quizzes, and full-length exams help students strategically navigate the SAT and ACT by focusing on both content and test-taking techniques. Students also build their fundamental reading comprehension, grammar, and math skills.

    Each lesson is less than five minutes long and contains examples. After the lesson there is a short quiz prompting students to practice the strategies they have learned. All quizzes contain immediate feedback including a video explanation, an audio explanation, and a written explanation.

    Check out one a one week access pass with your Avon Library card and start studying today!  After the week is up, just check it out again if you want to continue your lessons.  First time users need to register with RBdigital, unless you already have a login from one of our other RBdigital services.

     

  • Browse all the books

    Looking for a good book to read? Try BookBrowse! They have a ton of suggestions for both new and classic reads, and you have free access with your Avon Library card.

    Check it out @ https://www.bookbrowse.com/afpl today!

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